I live and write from my home outside of Aspen, CO where I live with my wife, horses and our dog, Jack Bowrrr. I am an avid skier, traveler, cook, hunter, fly-fisherman and dive master. I graduated from Virginia Tech and went on to obtain a law degree from the National Energy Law & Policy Institute at the University of Tulsa. From there I moved to Aspen, Colorado and founded WATERLAW-Patrick Miller Noto, a law firm that specializes in water law. I have been lead counsel on over forty appellate cases before State Supreme Courts, US Circuit Courts and the US Supreme Court on water issues. Besides writing, I am still a Fellow of the American Bar Association, a member of the Board of Visitors of the Sustainable Energy Resources Law Institute of the University of Tulsa and am a former member of the Board of Advisors for Bloomberg Water Law & Policy Monitor.
My third novel, Silkworm ,was selected for a juried workshop with Anthony Marra, at the Aspen Words Conference in the summer of 2018. Besides fiction, I have contributed to non-fiction works such as: Beyond the Fracking Wars published by the American Bar Association and a contributing author of International Project Finance published Martinus Nijhoff Publishers.
In my early years, I grew up as the son of a U.S Intelligence Officer stationed overseas through many of my formative years. That no doubt shaped some of my love for the thriller genre.
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